Embrace Aging: Things Get Better Over Time

by FI Fighter on April 17, 2015

in Progress, Thoughts

Paradise1

When I was younger, I used to tell myself that I never wanted to get old. I thought that by advancing in age, a person was declining in all aspects of life, mostly physical. For instance, as you get older, you: don’t heal as quickly from injuries, are not as mobile or flexible, and can’t run as fast or jump as high as you once did…

Again, I mostly focused on the [click to continue…]

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BayArea1

Over the years, I’ve updated this blog regularly with posts revealing more information about my latest real estate deals. Just a few months ago, I won Rental Property SH#3, and even back then, I predicted that it would most likely be my FINAL deal prior to checking out of Corporate America for good.

As readers know, I’m the type of investor (and person) who doesn’t like to set things in stone. I know very well that a person’s line of thinking and [click to continue…]

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BayArea1

Let’s not mince words about it — The local real estate market in the Bay Area is going absolutely ballistic right now. Back in 2012, when I first started buying properties locally, I thought that each and every open house was an insane mad house with too many eager buyers wiling to do whatever it took to secure a deal.

Over the next few years, the flurry of interest has remained strong, but during the end of last year, I had this strong feeling that things were starting to taper off a little bit. When I was looking for [click to continue…]

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Travel1

In the latest of the “Preparing For the Future” series, I would like to mix things up and talk about another burning desire of mine — travel. In the previous two articles, I addressed my plans for future career development (being a real estate agent and growing an online business) as ways to earn extra [click to continue…]

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Income1

In the my last post, I talked about the very probable likelihood that I will be walking away from my engineering job sometime in the near future. As a person who has spent a great deal of time trying to plan for early FI and the future, you could say that I’ve put a lot of thought into thinking [click to continue…]

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Celgene

 

It’s not really my style to trade stocks as I much prefer the strategy of Buy and Hold. However, yesterday morning, I used the upswing in the market to [click to continue…]

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door1

As I wind down my engineering career, I can’t help but feel apprehension for the uncertain future that lies ahead. On one hand, I feel like a life without taking risks isn’t one worth living because if we don’t ever test ourselves, how can we really know what we are capable of? But on the other hand, I’m only human and have my own [click to continue…]

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Year 4: The Fork In the Road (2015)

by FI Fighter on April 6, 2015

in Progress, Thoughts

Year4

When the year 2015 first began, I was in Miami, experiencing the first panic attack of my life. Unable to calm my nerves down, I desperately tried everything I could think of… Nothing worked, until I finally decided to take a cold shower to shock my system and give it a chance to reboot. Luckily, that worked, and I was able to make it back [click to continue…]

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Inspirational Posts of the Week (April 05, 2015)

by FI Fighter on April 5, 2015

in Links

It was another busy week for me, and the fun isn’t over just yet. I have some more showings scheduled for Rental Property SH #3 today, so that’ll consume a good chunk of time. Although I’m eagerly looking forward to wrapping up this [click to continue…]

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Bay Area Housing Shortage

by FI Fighter on April 3, 2015

in Real Estate Thoughts

Bay Area1

It’s a law of supply and demand. When demand outstrips supply, prices invariably go up. When it comes to housing, this can be observed in the form of higher rents, or an increase is property value. As a landlord, there’s absolutely no better situation to be in than to [click to continue…]

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